Norwich’s Alan Partridge to return to BBC Two

Alan Partridge is returning to the BBC . Picture: Mustard TV.

Alan Partridge is returning to the BBC . Picture: Mustard TV. - Credit: Courtesy of Mustard TV

The BBC has confirmed Alan Partridge will be returning to the small screen.

Plans for new episodes about Radio Norwich's best-known broadcaster, played by Steve Coogan, are in early stages, controller Patrick Holland told the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Alex Moody, commissioning editor of comedy at BBC Two added: 'It's an exciting thing. The BBC is in need and who better? With Brexit and political unrest what broadcaster do we need to make sense of it all, but Partridge?'

The channel also confirmed the return of The League Of Gentlemen and The Real Marigold Hotel.

Speaking earlier this year about the character's return Mr Coogan said: 'I quite like Alan, even though he's a bit of an idiot. It's like spending eight hours a day with an idiot.

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'So eventually you want to go away and leave him alone and then you come back to him.'

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